Courses

For students entering grades 11 or 12, or freshman year of college

The course listings below reflect Summer 2018 offerings. Summer 2019 courses will be posted in December.

Summer Courses

There are two summer sessions between May and August; each runs for 6 weeks. Students can attend one or both sessions.

Session 1 (D)
May 28–Jul. 5
Session 2 (Q)
Jul. 8-Aug.16
12-Week Session (X)
May 28-Aug.16
Special Sessions (C-S)

For detailed calendar dates, see the summer term calendar.

Session offerings are indicated in the course number of each class. For example, CHEM S1403D General Chemistry I is offered in Session D. This is indicated in the course number (S1403D).

Course Levels and Requirements

College Edge students typically enroll in lower-level (1000–2999) courses and must obtain special permission from the Advisor of the Pre-College Programs to register for upper-level courses (3000 and above). In addition, College Edge students are restricted from enrolling in workshop and seminar courses.

Please note that some courses have prerequisites, which can be found in the individual course listing.

Advisor permission is required to enroll in VIAR S1001Q- Basic Drawing.

Please contact CollegeEdge@sps.columbia.edu for more information.

Additional course requirements can be found on the Course Requirements page.

Subject Areas

Click on a subject area below to view a list of courses.


The summer program is open to domestic or international students entering grades 11 or 12, or freshman year of college in the fall, as well as recent high school graduates.

The University reserves the right to withdraw or modify the courses of instruction or to change the instructors as may become necessary. We recommend you speak with an advisor for the most up-to-date information available.